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LIV, St. John's, NL

LIV

4.8
4.8
262 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
LIV - Nordic for Shelter and Life, embraces a new approach to dining, importing a true European style of partying by combining cuisine with a vibrant nightlife.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar, Southeast Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (709) 552-1370
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    St. John's
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 262 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Innovative

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Overall

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Food

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Service

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Ambience

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Value

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Healthy

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hot spot

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Romantic

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Lively

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Most Booked

262 Reviews
  1. Foodieyyt

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing night at LIV. Great drinks, The best sever, and excellent food. This will continue to be a regular place for us.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, each dish was filled with so much flavor.

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  3. Sandra

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi was incredible and the service was personal. Great first experience at LIV.

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  4. ElizabethJ

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic dining experience. The staff and food are outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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  5. Andrea

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at LIV and it won’t be the last. Highly recommend.

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  6. SeaViolet

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to LIV once before when they first opened, and the food was good both times. Our most recent time was SO good, though - the food, ambiance, and price were all excellent. (The sushi was so, so good!) The staff were lovely, as well! Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing and fun night. The staff were super friendly, humorous and fantastic. The food was out of this world. We got the three specials and couldn’t have been more impressed with the taste! The dessert was out standing and looked too good to eat!

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  8. Ld7201

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good was delicious, server was prompt to attend customer needs. Music was a little loud, but overall the atmosphere was peaceful

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  9. MelikaAhmadian

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely phenomenal! The steak tenderloin was so juicy and cooked to the perfection.

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  10. ElizabethJ

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 4th experience at LIV and we were not disappointed. The service and food was excellent and we will be back for a 5th visit.

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  11. BlairA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    LIV is a wonderful restaurant with delicious and unique food offerings in a fun energetic environment.

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  12. SharonB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we have had many great experiences at Liv, everything we tasted tonight was divine , from the cocktails to dessert! Exemplary !

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  13. KPow

    Atlantic Canada

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and cocktails like always! Tom Yum soup was incredible and the bar made my favourite cocktail from the old menu, Cleopatra’s Bramble, soooo good!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food!! The tuna tacos were amazing. Every dish was so fresh and flavourful!!! Will definitely be back!!!

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  15. Diningpro

    Atlantic Canada

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LIV takes food up a notch! My meal was just so good! Firecracker sushi roll was off the charts and my main, duck breast was incredible!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time to Liv ! Won’t be my last . We had the bbq pork dumplings delicious the spring rolls were to die for and so delicious ! The drinks  were next level delicious! my only feedback was turned down the music, one or two notches. It was so loud that I could barely hear my husband talking to me. Well, I had to order the beef tenderloin dinner, and the brussels sprouts had zero flavor. They tasted like they are boiled no salt added it would’ve been nice if they had been charged at the end and tossed with some seasoning. Our waitress was very friendly, and answered any of her questions about the menu . Can’t wait to go back

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  17. ElizabethJ

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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  18. Ces66

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. Get the dragon roll and fried squash! Yum 🤤 Drinks were also top notch!

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  19. CraigL

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, tasty and creative. The sushi is great and good cocktails. We love the ambience and service was good

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  20. Dgosse

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool spot, good drink and awesome food. Dessert was very nicely done

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  21. Luuu

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a hidden gem. My spouse and I had a great date night enjoying Bao!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there to celebrate a friends birthday. Always enjoy Liv. Everyone in our party raved about the food. Fun atmosphere.

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  23. Liam

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Would recommend and definitely will go again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal. The wonton tuna tacos and firecracker sushi roll were some of the best food I’ve ate in the city. Drinks looks just as good as they taste. We will be back again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi, great service. Definitely will be back!!

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  26. MicheleO

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had 4 different servers and over 40 minute wait to get even our apps. The food was wonderful, however, which made it worth the wait. There was a terrible draft each time the door opened and small heaters might have made a difference. It was the best Asian food I've ever had in Newfoundland and next time I'll just dress warmer! It was so delicious!

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  27. ChrisD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and great atmosphere! Service was excellent.

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  28. Bill

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I recommend LIV. The hot and sour soup was amazing. The best I have had (and I have had many!), and the tempura squash was very, very, very good. Service was excellent. It's a nice room too.

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  29. JeanG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Inventive and delicious food -- our favourite was the tuna wonton tacos, but the cod dumplings were a close second. Lovely cocktails. We had an amazingly constructed dessert (chocolate tree on a cheesecake base with cotton candy "leaves"). Service was impeccable.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best place Downtown, food, music, service 5 ⭐️

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  31. BrianK

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, ambience, sushi and steak was all amazing. We’ll be back

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  32. JudyM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! We really enjoyed our time there.

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  33. SteveO

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered 6 dishes plus desert. 4 of the apps/mains were excellent (Cod dumplings, BBQ Pork dumplings, tempura squash and my favorite the Chicken Karaage bowl) with only a couple of them being just shy of the mark (the Tuna Wonton tacos were flat tasting). We shared the chocolate torte with mousse among the four of us and it was an excellent way to finish the meal. The food couldn’t quite get 5 stars, but certainly a 4.5 star performance by the chefs

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  34. LoriC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our appetizers were excellent and nuanced, especially a spicy broccoli roll that was over-the-top (we heard there was a new person preparing the sushi and he gets a gold star. We asked if he was married ;) Noodle bowl- two of us ordered it- on the other hand, was one note, oily and disappointing. A friend loved her entree which was salmon. We like LIV and will be back. Perhaps the noodle bowl was prepared by someone less experienced? In any case we loved our server and the atmosphere and will be back.

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  35. CaddieB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere at LIV is amazing. The food and service is even better. Food came out quickly, was fresh and flavorful and to temperature. Sushi roll was the best sushi I've had in the province - hands down. Adrian is wonderful and attentive. He offers up cocktail suggestions, explains the menu thoroughly, and is so friendly and easy to interact with. Would highly recommend! Can't wait to go back!

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  36. gailp

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation was 630. Arrived on time. Told immediately that we had to be done by 8 as they were booked solid. Our server was amazing. As soon as our meal was done we were given a bill. Not offered tea coffee or dessert. The table next to us were seated when we arrived and were having coffee and dessert as we left. They were not given 90 min to eat their meal. I left with a bad taste in my mouth and won’t be going back.
    LIVResponded on December 11, 2023
    Hi Gail, We are sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to our usual standards. The holiday season is a special time for everyone and we regret that your time with us felt rushed and unimportant. We hope to see you again soon to provide you with a better dining experience.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuna and salmon sushi were incredible! The layers of flavour were mind blowing. A different sushi experience, that is for sure! Duck wings, unique and delicious. Effort made on vegetarian dishes is always extremely appreciated. Mushroom sushi was fantastic. Yummy cocktails, local beer on tap. Prices were very reasonable. A+++
    LIVResponded on December 11, 2023
    Hey there, thank you very much for the 5 star review. We are so glad you had a wonderful time and hope to serve you some more yummy, vegetarian (or not!) eats again soon!

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  38. Paps

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food very flavourful. Wine selection only ok. Sushi fantastic!
    LIVResponded on December 11, 2023
    Hey Paps, thank you very much for the review. We are always looking for ways to improve and will keep this in mind as we are always changing and improving our menus. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at LIV. LIV is a nice change from the other restaurants In the downtown area. Food quality is amazing! Presentation is fabulous, flavours are amazing. Atmosphere is lively and overall good vibe. Service is great!! Would recommend this place if you are looking for great flavours and something different!
    LIVResponded on December 11, 2023
    Hi there, thank you very much for the 5 star review. We always aim for the best level of service and are so glad you had a great experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  40. KeishaC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! Food and service were excellent. We went at 7pm on a Friday and we’re in and out in a just over an hour (2 people). We had the Salmon Lover Roll, Sunset Roll, Tuna Wonton Tacos and BBQ Pork Dumplings. Everything was excellent but the sushi especially, maybe the best sushi I’ve ever had.
    LIVResponded on December 11, 2023
    Hey Keisha, thank you very much for the 5 star review. We're so glad you enjoyed your sushi rolls! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FAQs

LIV does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. LIV also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 552-1370.

LIV is rated 4.8 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for LIV

310 Water St, St. John's, NL A1C 1B8

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    St. John's
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar, Southeast Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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